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If you want to find out what's on TV and what is audio described, check out our daily TV Guide podcast from RNIB Connect Radio. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Au ...
 
RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station for blind and partially sighted people to find out what is happening in the community. You can also contribute and share your stories by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk) . Get involved and join the conversation. Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics. Read On (https://audioboom.com/ ...
 
RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station sharing stories of people living with sight loss. Listen to blind and partially sighted people talk about a wide range of topics of relevance to them and join the conversation yourself by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audioboo ...
 
If you are blind or partially sighted and have an interest in sport, whether it be as a participant or as an observer, this podcast is for you! Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk (mailto:radio@rnib.org.uk) Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially ...
 
Tech Talk is a podcast and radio show for blind and partially sighted people who are interested in accessible technology. Find out about the latest products from specialist equipment to off the shelf solutions. Get involved or join the conversation by emailing techtalk@rnib.org.uk Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Conversations (https://audioboom.com/cha ...
 
A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios. We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks. Presented and produced by Robert Kirkwood, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group. Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and ...
 
Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss. We produce a weekly radio programme called Reflections which airs on RNIB Connect Radio.. The show focuses on faith and disability in today's world and here you can find a podcast version of the show. Uploaded weekly, after our Sunday broadcasts, this version has had music tracks removed.
 
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Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB, to look at some of the big stories coming from the UK sight loss charity. This week Matt talks about a combined charity social media campaign, funding news from the British Gas Trust and new community ECLOs for Hounslow. If you, or someone you know, would like …
 
On today's show we get some healthy book recommendations from the RNIB Talking Books Library, hear the Books of Your Life from Booker shortlisted author Claire Keegan, listen to Candida McWilliam's 'What to Look for in Winter - A Memoir in Blindness' and there's some news for RNIB Library members.By RNIB Connect Radio
 
Visually Impaired Creators Scotland wants to connect and create opportunities for all blind and partially sighted people interested in the creative arts, whether complete beginners or professionals. Amelia talked to Kirin and Kelly to learn more about the group and their upcoming performances. Their cabaret in the dark performance is on Friday the …
 
England and Wales Blind Golf (EWBG) are hosting open days so blind and partially sighted people can get active and connect with others through the sport. Amelia talked to EWBG Secretary Andy Gilford, Trafford Golf Centre Manager Pete Styles and John Biesse from Timebanking UK about the success of the last open day and how people can get involved… T…
 
This week we discuss how Apple's new AI narration of audiobooks might leave listeners questioning what's real. We hear about options for push button smart phones from RNIB Tech For Life's Madleen Bluhm and we'll be answering your email. You can listen to the show live in the UK every Tuesday at 1pm on Freeview Channel 730, online at www.rnibconnect…
 
The Department for Work and Pensions runs a scheme called Access To Work, which can help people with disabilities into employment or support those in work who are facing difficulties brought on by their disability. UK sight loss charity RNIB has concerns about ongoing problems with ATW and the damage it is causing to employment prospects and job re…
 
UK sight loss charity RNIB are campaigning for improvements to the Access To Work System, administered by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions. The scheme is a vital tool to help people with disabilities into employment, or support those who need extra help in their jobs because of deteriorations in their condition. RNIB Connect Radio’s Allan …
 
Former international blind footballer and Chief Operations Officer for UK sight loss charity RNIB, David Clarke, has been appointed as the new CEO of the British Paralympic Association. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to David ahead of his move. #RNIBConnect Image shows David Clarke.By RNIB Connect Radio
 
Clare Aldworth, RNIB Voice of the Customer Insight Officer shares the latest opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to get involved in with RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey. Opportunities highlighted this week included: Help RNIB improve the accessibility of adverts An opportunity for 6 people to join a virtual focus group to help the …
 
Colette Walker would describe herself as a quiet mouse that turned into a lioness that roared. Despite living with sight loss, she has been involved in campaigning for many years and has now formed her own political party to fight for equality and accessibility for blind and partially sighted people. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Coll…
 
Have you struggled to receive information from the NHS in a format that's accessible to you? Now you have a chance to have your say on the state of health communication in Wales. The survey is open until Wednesday January 25th and the findings will be published later in the year. You can complete the survey in both English and Welsh In English: htt…
 
UK sight loss charity RNIB has a Bookshare service which provides over 1 million titles for people of all ages who are studying in the UK. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to university student Charlie Beeston and mum Christina to find out how the service has helped Charlie through school and into Uni to study law. If you'd like more info o…
 
UK sight loss charity RNIB has a Bookshare service which provides over 1 million titles for people of all ages who are studying in the UK. RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell spoke to Rochelle Pretsell, who runs the service, and Onyx, who is a teacher, to discuss the difference that accessible, free, books can make to blind and partially sighted pup…
 
Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB, to look at some of the big stories coming from the UK sight loss charity. This week Matt talks about more Cost Of Living help for travel costs to get to eye health appointments and creating a library for blind and partially sighted people in Ukraine. If you, or…
 
On today's Read On we remember Fay Weldon and play her interview with Robert Kirkwood from the RNIB Talking Book Studios. We review Richard Osman's 'The Bullet that Missed', talk to Jonathan Dimbleby about 'Destiny in the Desert' and hear the Books of Your Life from twice Booker shortlisted author NoViolet Bulawayo.…
 
What’s it like studying film as a VI person? Amelia talked to experimental filmmaker Uss Ali about studying, creativity and his upcoming film festivals. You can read more about Uss by going to his website via this link - Murmur Projects (wordpress.com) Find more about his upcoming festivals by searching @ima.festival and @expresso90filmfest on Inst…
 
On this week's Tech Talk, we speak to Aira, the visual interpreter service, about changes coming to their service. We hear more tips for using JAWS more effectively and Dave Williams speaks to Jackie Brown from RNIB's Tech For Life Service in Northern Ireland. You can listen to the show live in the UK every Tuesday at 1pm on Freeview Channel 730, o…
 
Now time for an update from Visionary UK, a membership organisation for different sight loss charities across the UK. Amelia was joined by Amy Pearman of Visionary and Chloe Joyner of Usher Kids UK to learn about their work. Go to www.visionary.org.uk to find out more about Visionary. Go to www.usherkidsuk.com to find out more about Usher Kids UK. …
 
Each month, RNIB Connect Radio talks with the charity British Blind Sport to highlight some of the organisations latest news. We're joined, this month, by CEO Alaina MacGregor to look ahead to the IBSA World Games in Birmingham and some employment news. If you'd like to learn more about BBS, go to www.britishblindsport.org.uk For the IBSA Games, go…
 
It's a familiar scene for many blind and partially sighted people, an important letter comes through the post, but inaccessible formatting makes it nearly impossible to read. Hywel Davies went the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to hear about some of the barriers facing people with sight loss when trying to access health information in Wales.…
 
The popular dating game show is back tonight and will feature a contest living with sight loss. 25-year-old financial advisor from Essex, Ron Hall, who lost sight in one eye in a football accident, will join the group of islanders this Monday. But what do we hope the representation of sight loss will be like on the show? Weighing in on this topic, …
 
Looking for some motivation to kickstart that health kick for 2023? Well, our Paulina Kuchorew has got you covered as she takes a look at a couple titles available from the RNIB Library. To access these books and over 30,000 more titles visit readingservices.rnib.org.uk Image shows RNIB logo.By RNIB Connect Radio
 
The LUNA project is a charity run for and by young people with disability, chronic illness and long-term health conditions. They’re looking for more young partially-sighted and blind people to get involved, and they have their Annual general meeting coming up this Thursday. Amelia talked to co-founder Beth Dillon for more… Visit the Luna Project we…
 
Each week, RNIB Connect Radio's Allan Russell sits down with Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB, to look at some of the big stories coming from the UK sight loss charity. This week Matt talks about work to improve voter accessibility, pushing for improvements to the Access To Work scheme and news on RNIB's Chief Operating Officer moving to the British Para…
 
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